top of page

How to Urdhva Dhanurasana

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

When it comes to backbends, many of us fear it. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

So, I want to tell you that itโ€™s normal.

All our daily motions are forward-moving and bending our back is not part of our natural movements.

BUT, itโ€™s super important for us to move our spine in other ways to keep it supple, or we would end up with that โ€œslouchingโ€ spine. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

Our spine can go forward, sideways, rotate and bend backward.

And, honestly, we should do all of them.

When it comes to backbend wheel poses, ๐—จ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ต๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ ๐——๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ is challenging for a lot of students.

After all, it takes a lot of our upper body strength and shoulder flexibility to support ourselves in this pose. ๐Ÿ‘

Many students also struggle with getting their arms straight in Wheel Pose.

With this version at the wall, you can work with getting your arms straight.

When you get support with the wall, or in this case, adding on a Yoga Chair to support the upper back, this becomes very accessible even for beginners.

1๏ธโƒฃYou can work with your range with your hands supported by the wall and at the same time build some upper body strength & flexibility.

2๏ธโƒฃ With the support of the wall and the Chair, you can take time to bend back to get over your fear, adjust along the way with control, and go down safely.

3๏ธโƒฃ And here is a bonus! This exercise also helps you to learn standing dropbacks in the future!

So, hereโ€™s aย ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ-๐˜๐˜‚๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—นย that Iโ€™m dropping for you! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Let me know in the comments how your experience was!

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page